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5 Creative Hip Strengthening Exercises

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada The importance of hip strengthening can’t be overstated.  In clinic, weakness in the muscles around the hip contributes to pain and injury in many different areas.  The hip should be assessed in cases of low back pain, knee pain, and foot

Reduce Exercise Fatigue With Compression & Cold Therapy

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas The typical muscle pain that occurs after exercise results from small tears in the fibers of the connective tissues in your body. There are common practices to help re-circulate blood flow and deliver nutrients to the damaged tissue to ease pain and recovery time. Two common ways to reduce

Reduce Muscle Fatigue With Foam Rolling

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas There are many common therapeutic approaches to alleviating neuromuscular muscle fatigue following training. Such as, nutritional supplementation, wearing compression clothing, cryotherapy, cryocompression, stretching and low-intensity exercise following intense forms of exercise. Preventing muscular exhaustion is important for reducing risk of injury, restoring strength, repairing muscle fibers, preventing further fatigue.

Does Movement Therapy Prevent Running Injuries?

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas Runners have an increased risk of injury that results from overuse and overtraining. Preventing injuries that result from running has been a topic of research for those looking for ways to reduce the negative training side effects that result from overuse. Running leads to many health and well-being benefits,

A Better Way To Treat Your “Pulled Hammy”

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada When you see someone running and then all of a sudden they begin to limp while holding the back of their leg, it is a tell tale sign that they have pulled their hamstring muscle. Hamstring injuries are very common, especially

Ski Training Magic Part 3: Intense Low-intensity

Hank Shell I gotta be honest guys. This lack of snow has got me feeling kind of blue. These La Niña years tend to be no bueno for us shmucks down here in the Southwest, and the local ski resort has already bumped its opening day back to early December. That’s a real bummer when

Reduce & Prevent Injuries With Dry Needling

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Maintaining an active lifestyle has many benefits, but it comes with a risk of pain or injury.  Although muscle soreness is an expected outcome with some exercise programs, when it lingers for days or weeks it can prevent you from staying

4 Alternative Activities That Mimic HIIT

Alyssa Bialowas Experts say that high intensity interval training (HIIT) should not exceed 3-4 times per week to allow time for your muscles to recover and to prevent serious injury. Depending on the week, I am lucky if I can fit in two HIIT sessions, let alone exceed four sessions. I tend to get bored

4 Tips To Keep Your HIIT Frequency In Check

Alyssa Bialowas There are countless benefits of high intensity interval training that effect a person’s overall health and mental well being, such as increasing your metabolism which in turn burns more fat, increases your aerobic endurance, zaps more calories in a workout, and increases your overall body strength and body image. We know that participating

Is Milk Beneficial for Exercise Recovery?

Moji Kaviani, Ph.D., CEP The animal source proteins such as milk, containing 80% casein and 20% whey, are considered as high-quality sources. Milk proteins result in greater muscle protein synthesis (MPS) and greater hypertrophy compared to soy proteins as they are absorbed by the intestine at a faster rate (Phillips, & Van Loon, 2011). Protein consumed